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Indian police arrest ‘masterminds’ behind brutal execution of Hindu tailor
Killing of Kanhaiyalal Teli has stoked religious tensions in Rajasthan state...
photo: WN / Imran Nissar
3 Chinese Navy Ships Circle Around Japan for Days
The Chinese People Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships were spotted circling around Japan for days from June 12, involving two...
photo: US Navy / Specialist 1st Class Shannon Renfroe
Papua New Guinea to head to polls amid election violence fears
Election-related deaths plague lead-up to voting day in election closely watched by China and Australia What’s at stake in Papua New Guinea’s polls? Papua New Guinea is heading to the polls on Monday and there are fears the vote could be more violent than the 2017 elections, in which more than 200...
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Rescuers scramble to save dozens trapped by landslide in north-east India
Rescuers in north-east India were trying to save dozens of people trapped by a landslide after pulling 13 soldiers and five civilians alive from the debris on Friday. The landslide in Manipur state on Wednesday buried an under-construction railway yard under tonnes of debris, killing at least 16...
photo: WN / Bhaskar Mallick
‘Napalm girl’ Phan Thi Kim Phuc receives final burn treatment after 50 years
Phuc, pictured in 1972 running from napalm attack during Vietnam war, has final laser treatment in Miami Phan Thi Kim Phuc, whose photograph became a symbol of the horrors of the Vietnam war, has had her final skin treatment with a burn specialist, 50 years after her village was struck by napalm....
photo: AP / Nick Ut
World leaders congratulate Israel's new Prime Minister Lapid
Yair Lapid officially became Israel's new prime minister starting on Friday at midnight. Below is a list of reactions from world leaders and organizations to Israel's new leader. United States US President Joe Biden congratulated the new prime minister, while also thanking outgoing Prime Minister...
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Taliban supreme leader addresses major gathering in Kabul
Mullah Haibatullah Akhunzada, the reclusive supreme leader of the Taliban, has attended a major gathering of religious leaders and elders in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. More than 3,000 men were expected to attend the three-day gathering that started on Thursday in Kabul’s Polytechnic University...
photo: AP / Ebrahim Noroozi
Darkness descends on developing Asia’s currencies
TOKYO - The falling Japanese yen and Chinese yuan may be getting all the headlines, but the real currency calamity is brewing under the radar elsewhere – in...
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Trump’s personal diplomacy with North Korea was fruitless, Mattis says
SEOUL, South KoreaDonald Trump’s unconventional summits with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in 2018 and 2019 produced nothing, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said at a forum here Friday. The United States under Trump’s presidency was “not traditional for what America’s role has been in the...
photo: UN / Rick Bajornas
Mayor vows to create better Seoul for the poor
Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon being sworn in during his online mayoral inauguration at the city's government office on Friday. The inauguration of the city's 39th mayor was also streamed live via YouTube. Courtesy of Seoul Metropolitan Government Mayors, governors nationwide start new terms on Friday By Ko...
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